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Hight Makes It Four Straight
Sunday, 15 Apr, 2012 – 17:48 | Comments Off
Hight Makes It Four Straight

Robert Hight is officially the hottest driver in American auto racing.
The John Force Racing Funny Car driver won for the fourth time this season Sunday when he captured the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C.
Also winning at zMAX were Spencer Massey in Top Fuel and Greg Anderson in Pro Stock.
Hight got the [...]

Hight Stays Hot In Concord
Saturday, 14 Apr, 2012 – 18:38 | Comments Off
Hight Stays Hot In Concord

Funny Car driver Robert Hight recorded his third No. 1 qualifying position in the first five events of 2012 Saturday at the Four-Wide Nationals in Concord, N.C.
Friday leaders, Jason Line in Pro Stock and Steve Torrence in Top Fuel, retained their No. 1 qualifying positions through Saturday’s qualifying efforts.
Hight was outside the 16 car field [...]

Capps On Top At Four-Wide
Friday, 13 Apr, 2012 – 20:23 | Comments Off
Capps On Top At Four-Wide

RacinToday.com
Ron Capps overcame the disappointment of not qualifying for the last NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event in Las Vegas two weeks ago to race to the qualifying lead in the Funny Car category on the first day of qualifying for the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway on Friday.
The other current No. 1 [...]

Tasca Thinks Things Are Now Lined Up Perfectly
Thursday, 12 Apr, 2012 – 14:25 | Comments Off
Tasca Thinks Things Are Now Lined Up Perfectly

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
After going three entire events without being able to collect an elinination-round victory, Bob Tasca III was very aware that something was askew on his NHRA Funny Car team. Not blow it up and start all over again askew. Just a little something missing kind of askew.
Tasca, a Mustang driver, [...]

The Best Place To Attend A Race This Week Is…
Monday, 9 Apr, 2012 – 12:08 | 2 Comments
The Best Place To Attend A Race This Week Is…

The week-long racing drought is about to succumb to a deluge of high profile events.  Fenders, no fenders, lots of turns, no turns. Almost everybody who races for a big paycheck is in action this coning weekend and that’s terrific.
Assuming our current understanding of physics is correct in that nobody can be in two places [...]

Tobler Replaces Richards As Capps’ Crew Chief
Wednesday, 4 Apr, 2012 – 13:44 | Comments Off
Tobler Replaces Richards As Capps’ Crew Chief

Rahn Tobler has been named crew chief for the Funny Car of Ron Capps, team owner Don Schumacher announced today.
Don Schumacher Racing also has hired veteran tuner Todd Smith as the new crew chief for the Valvoline NextGen Funny Car driven by Jack Beckman in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Smith’s first race [...]

Nobile Shakes Early-Season Woes At Las Vegas
Tuesday, 3 Apr, 2012 – 13:04 | Comments Off
Nobile Shakes Early-Season Woes At Las Vegas

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Driver Vincent Nobile and his Mountain View Racing Pro Stock team was not just one of the best feel-good stories in the NHRA last season, they were one of the best in all of racing.
Over the weekend, the team and driver took major steps toward showing that their wonderful [...]

Massey, Hight, Johnson Come Up Winners In Las Vegas
Sunday, 1 Apr, 2012 – 20:01 | Comments Off
Massey, Hight, Johnson Come Up Winners In Las Vegas

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Spencer Massey, Robert Hight and Allen Johnson came away with victories in Sunday’s SummitRacing.com NHRA Las Vegas Nationals.
Massey’s Top Fuel victory was his second of the season as he also won the season-opening Winternationals in Pomona, Calif.
Hight became a three-time winner on the season with his victory. The John Force Racing driver won the last [...]

Richards Out After Capps DNQ
Sunday, 1 Apr, 2012 – 13:45 | Comments Off
Richards Out After Capps DNQ

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Tim Richards is out as crew chief for the Don Schumacher Racing Funny Car of  Ron Capps.
Team owner Don Schumacher expects to announce next week the new crew chief for the NAPA AUTO PARTS Funny Car driven by Capps after Richards resigned from the position on Saturday night.
The NAPA AUTO PARTS Dodge Charger R/T failed [...]

John Sturbin: Capps Forced To The Sidelines In Las Vegas
Sunday, 1 Apr, 2012 – 9:14 | Comments Off
John Sturbin: Capps Forced To The Sidelines In Las Vegas

Ron Capps and the Don Schumacher Racing braintrust ran out of “NAPA Know-How” Saturday at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where the veteran Funny Car driver will spend today as a spectator for the 13th annual SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals.
A serious case of tire shake prevented Capps from qualifying for Sunday’s eliminations for the [...]